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Budapest Pride as an opposition march

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

As for the first time in its history, the LGBTQ march through Budapest was also an anti-government demonstration, opinions sharply diverge on its message. READ MORE

Weeklies on conflicts with the EU

Monday, July 19th, 2021

The weeklies are sharply divided on the issues which pit the Hungarian government against the European Commission, but all consider these controversies serious and lasting. READ MORE

EU starts legal action against Hungary (and Poland)

Saturday, July 17th, 2021

Reacting to the infringement procedure launched by the European Commission over LGBTQ issues, a pro-government historian thinks this controversy resembles the clash over asylum-seekers in the late 2010s. A left-wing commentator, by contrast, sees a clear political motive behind the ‘child protection law’ identified as homophobic by the European Commission. READ MORE

EC accused of misstating facts over LGBT education

Friday, July 16th, 2021

As the European Commission launches an infringement procedure against Hungary in the latest  development in the controversy over Hungary’s ‘paedophile law’, a pro-government analyst claims that Brussels wants to ‘re-programme children’ and finds it in denial of its real intentions. READ MORE

Alt-left commentator against Tokyo Olympics

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

A radical leftist author demands that the Tokyo Olympic Games be called off. He finds both the timing and the idea of modern Olympics unacceptable. READ MORE

A centrist analyst on the stakes at next year’s election

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

A liberal weekly carries a long interview with an independent political analyst who suggests that the next parliamentary elections will curb the powers of Hungary’s Prime Minister. The question is, to what extent. READ MORE

Hungary punished by UEFA

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

 

The nationwide sports daily lambasts the European Football Union (UEFA) for inflicting hard punishment on the Hungarian Football League after sporadic racist and homophobic behaviour among fans during EURO-20 matches in Budapest. A left-wing commentator believes the sanctions are justified. READ MORE

Hungary’s economic record and outlook

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

A conservative economist believes that Hungary’s growth rate confirms the wisdom of the government’s economic policies. Another analyst notes that Hungary is lagging behind most new EU member states in terms of growth. READ MORE

Weeklies on new divergences between The EU and Hungary

Monday, July 5th, 2021

Opposition-leaning weeklies ponder whether the row between most European governments and Hungary’s leaders over sexual education might ultimately lead to Hungary leaving the European Union, while pro-government outlets praise the Hungarian government for defending traditional values.

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EU backs cage-free farming but not ethnic minority pact

Saturday, July 3rd, 2021

A pro-government pundit lambasts the European Commission which, after rejecting the ‘Minority Safe Pact’, has now embraced a citizens’ petition entitled ‘End the Cage Age’. READ MORE